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½ June 4, 2016
Simone, which revolves around a digitalised star masquerading as a human being, offers an interesting storyline with a strong male lead.

Al Pacino displays his elasticity as an actor, with the occasional laugh and the odd dash of drama. Indeed, Simone deserves more praise for the questions it raises about sentient artificial life than the execution of such a thing.

The plot is interesting, and follows a failing director in his struggle with a world run by diva actresses in a money and name driven industry. Simone is introduced as the answer to the lamented director's prayers.

Simone is an enjoyable ride, and is certainly something different from the standard features in the past decade. Though admittedly not the strongest story arch, the concept is interestingly captivating and certainly worth viewing.
½ May 18, 2016
So how many Simones do we embrace in our culture today?!!! This movie surely had a fresh idea (although not very convincing) as to expect from Andrew Niccol but not very well executed as in The Truman Show for example. We surely have many Gods and idols which the media has created for us today to serve as a substitution for God and religion. Niccol surely had a meaty idea here but the comic mood of the movie was rarely effective and destroyed much of what the message was really about. Nice try anyway!
November 16, 2015
Pour son deuxième film, Andrew Niccol n'a pas choisi la facilité avec S1m0ne, une comédie satirique d'anticipation où un réalisateur au fond du trou décide de créer une actrice de toute part grâce à un programme révolutionnaire. Souvent drôle et constamment mordante, cette satire d'Hollywood vaut surtout pour sa première heure (lors de la success story de S1m0ne) et plonge un peu dans sa dernière demi-heure, mais la réalisation d'Andrew Niccol en fait un objet singulier, surtout dans son atmosphère, presque irréelle, proche d'un Full Frontal de Soderbergh. Al Pacino y est excellent, Catherine Keener, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Jay Mohr et bien sûr Rachel Roberts tout autant. S1m0ne est un très bon film passé un peu malheureusement inaperçu.
October 5, 2015
A good surprise, knowing that this was not a too good comedy. Pacino plays well his role in another middle age crisis stupid movie in the tradition of "The Woman in Red" or "10".
February 21, 2015
Don't overdo it, Big Al. I knew this movie would be crap, but I literally had no choice, at Value Village.
½ February 12, 2015
Poor acting, a weak script, and crappy character development hurt this picture.
January 23, 2015
If it was a cooked chook it would be bland needing salt, a bit Luke warm and missing a wing.
September 2, 2014
Un trabajo que nos habla sobre el arte del engaño en la industria de masas por excelencia: el cine. Que trata el tema de los ídolos y sus alcances dentro de una sociedad, la cual, se desvive por ellos, tomándolos como miembros ejemplares y una especie de divinidades terrenales. Asimismo, se pueden ver tópicos como el alcance de la inteligencia artificial, y la capacidad de la tecnología de superar a sus propios creadores.

(Incluso, en cierta manera, aunque esto ya lo dejo como un apunte demasiado personal, siento que la historia de este trabajo nos cuenta cómo un hombre transexual se ve en conflicto con su propia familia).

EL PECADO: Existen varios manchones en la trama por aquí y por allá; además, el "plan maestro" del protagonista al final, resulta ser increíblemente descuidado y simplemente estúpido, dada su pésima ejecución. Es imposible imaginarse que después de arreglárselas para darle una vida real y pública tan meticulosa a su creación, haya concebido una confabulación tan torpe.
½ August 20, 2014
Aside from being such a cool idea that's fairly well executed, Simone speaks volumes about celebrities and popular culture.
½ July 16, 2014
Wild concept.
Coming true.
April 4, 2014
Typical, predictable American cinematic crap
March 12, 2014
Looking back over a decade, S1mone both remains almost shockingly relevant in its views on celebrity culture and its increasing artifice, and yet, its examination feels too broad and general to be incisive or special.
½ February 28, 2014
I thought it was a cool idea for a movie, but the movie itself I was not impressed with.
½ January 29, 2014
Garbage is the word for this movie, it is so awful I am surprised that actors like Al Pacino put his name to it.
½ January 10, 2014
Actually not as predictable and stupid as it looks and worth my watch. Unfortunately, it suffers from believability and expository issues. It feels like it's skipping over so many details in order to fit with the running but it's at least easy to watch.
January 3, 2014
Another interesting film coming from talented director Andrew Niccol. This time he explores the fascination audiences have with stars and how manipulated we are by mediums such as TV, films & other visual supports. It's very clever and wonderfully done with on top some great laughing moments.
December 15, 2013
A washed out director makes himself a virtual reality actress to become cinema's hottest thing and revive his down and out career. It's a little implausible and unbelievable to be interesting. In the end, it's a pretty tame and weak film that lacks the satirical kick it seemed to imply.
November 28, 2013
Not as bad as the ratings suggest. It's engaging because you haven't heard a story like this before, and thus you wonder what will happen (whether he'll get caught). It has an intentionally bad ending, sort of comedic and satirical. One can even say this movie is ahead of its time, considering there actually is such thing as virtual celebrities now.
½ October 7, 2013
Why Pacino? Why did you do this movie?
½ September 27, 2013
La verdad si plantea algo que posiblemente ocurra,o tal vez ya este pasando sin que nos demos cuenta con estos personajes de cgi que actuan como si realmente existieran. En un futuro posiblemente los actores sean sustituidos por actores virtuales capaces de expresar una amplia gama de emociones y con la ventaja de que pueden tener la edad que sea
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